Josh Shaffer

Josh Shaffer

These boxers fight Parkinson’s disease with hooks, jabs and uppercuts

At 75, John Manifold spent much of his time in a wheelchair, facing his 21st year of Parkinson’s disease with fading strength and low confidence.

Josh Shaffer

Slave who killed white overseer in 1834 honored with NC marker

On Saturday, North Carolina will dedicate a historical marker in Battleboro, near the spot where a slave named Will killed the white overseer who had just shot him in the back. The subsequent court case that spared him his life, State v. Will, is widely considered a landmark in the rights for slaves, chipping away at the brutality of the system.

Josh Shaffer

Walnut Creek, where Raleigh flooding hits hardest – Shaffer

In any hurricane, tropical storm or three-day drenching, a handful of Raleigh spots reliably take the worst blows: Wake Forest Road near the Costco; Atlantic Avenue near Hodges Street; Crabtree Valley Mall. But the neighborhoods that hug Walnut Creek get so routinely pummeled that it’s common to see muskrats swim past.

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Parkinson's patients fight disease by boxing

Video: Rock Steady is a boxing club for people with Parkinson's Disease that meets in Cary. The workout helps fight the physical and neurological effects of the disease and provides emotional support for the members.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Parkinson's patients fight disease by boxing 2:42

Parkinson's patients fight disease by boxing

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A misspent youth, a life of crime, then redemption. Toastmasters' speaker shares his story.

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100-mile-long yard sale offers everything you need and many things you don't

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Listen to the Moonglowers live on KGU Radio Honolulu in 1944